About to hit a bump and need a big push to move forward

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k8yk

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 13:20
How do you know you're going to hit a bump in the road? What kind of bump? Need more info!
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lisakp71

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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 13:21
What makes you say that? Might be easier to address to know why you see a slowdown.
margd1

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Posted: 12 Apr 2011, 12:17
That's one of the hardest parts! Continue to live healthily and the way you know is right (clearly from your success already, you know how to do it the right way), and the numbers will eventually catch up. There were a few times when I had to take 10-12 days to really make an extra effort to stick to my calorie counts, exercise intensely and practice healthy habits (drinking lots of water, no alcohol, getting good rest, etc), when I had to break through some plateau's. Good luck and congrats on your success so far!
Margaret - "She's got the joie de vie."
Runesinger

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Posted: 12 Apr 2011, 16:36
Looking at your diet calendar, it looks like you're not eating enough calories. Your weight history shows a typical curve for someone not eating enough: rapid weight loss - plateau - bounce back. What has happened is if you don't get at least basal metabolism level (1200 or more calories), your body will go into starvation mode and your metabolism will slow down.

I would re-calculate your RDI on your "my diet" page. Then keep your intake between that number (probably aroound 1800-1900 calories) for a max and and 1200 for a minimum. Initially, you will probably not see a lot of weight loss because you've slammed down your metabolism with a starvation diet. Be patient - quickly off means quickly back on again.
Hermiones...

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Posted: 12 Apr 2011, 20:57
Bridgie Lee -- we're right at the same weight and about the same place in our weight loss...my advice: Think lifestyle not diet. A diet is a fixed time period. Lifestyle is forever. A slow steady weight loss is the best preparation for making this a lifestyle change. Follow Runesinger's advice and establish an RDI that meets your physical needs and drives a slow steady reduction, and think less about the short-term and more about the long-term.
Hermiones...

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Posted: 12 Apr 2011, 21:03
One more thing: It's not possible to gain 8 pounds of fat on what you're eating...but you could be retaining water if you eat the whalloping load of sodium that may be hidden in some of the food you're eating.
Nicky111

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Posted: 13 Apr 2011, 02:48
Hi there

I recently sstarted going to a dietitian to help me lose my last 10kg. She has been great and has basically put me on a portion controlled 6 meals a day eating plan and I have so far dropped 3kg in 3 weeks. This is the most consistant my weight loss has been for some time.

Basically here is how it works. Eat every 2 hours. Eat small portions to keep your matabolism going.

Breakfast - 1/2 cup cooked oats with 1/2 cup low fat or ffree milk.
2hrs later eat a fruit - small apple or banana or pear or 3 prunes if you suffer from constipation
2 hrs later eat a slice of brown bread/ 3 provitas/2 ryvitas/2 rice cakes or whole weat bread with 1 tbsp peanut butter or 1 boilt egg or 1/4 avo
2 hours later have 1/2 of your lunch eg: 1/2 sanwich on brown bread or 1/2 a wrap or 1/2 salad with 1 slice of toast.
2 hours later have the other 1/2 of your lunch
2 hours later have another small fruit
2 hours later have 2 rice cakes/ryvita/provita/1 slice of brown bread or some sort of low cal carb with 1 slice low fat cheese/peanutbutter/boilt egg (no more than 1 egg per day/ 1 tbsp cottage cheese
2 hours later have dinner excl carbs - in other words lot of veg, 1 small chicken breast no skinn, 2tbsp cooked low fat mince, 1 small lamb chop but no potato/pasta/bread/rice. For veg stock to marrows, green beans, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, and no more than 2 tbsp of beet, pumpkin, butternut, carrots.

Have a big glass of water with or after every meal - thry to dring 2l of water a day.

You are welcome to look at my profile for some more ideas.

good luck!
Nicky
nicyndi

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Posted: 13 Apr 2011, 04:03
Gotta think positive. Be diligent, measure and weigh everything and excersise more for a week. Plan out each day's menu before hand. Don't weigh yourself, instead, look at How your clothes fit and How you feel. Try giving up tv for a week. Tv often triggers cravings and being sedentary. Most importantly, be positive.
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bridgielee

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Posted: 13 Apr 2011, 11:09
Thank you for all your great advice!

I had a long "talk" with myself last night regarding my mindset-I am thinking that it could be a great deal of my problem. I can see my results and still feel better than EVER! I just have to keep on. Now and then we all get in a rut and having our lady parts gives us a one week disadvantage-sometimes up to two weeks lol.

Having this site with its motivating community really seems to help more than I can even express to my friends and family.

Things I will work on-
1. Stay Positive
2. Keep Calories Reasonable
3. Watch that sodium
4. MEASURE, MEASURE NOT WEIGH-and let my clothes be the judge-today's clothes are falling OFF ME-YAY-PROGRESS
5. Think lifestyle not diet, diet's a fixed time period. Lifestyle's forever.
6. KEEP YOUR FOCUS-LOOK FOR MOTIVATION WHEN NEEDED!



*Bridgielee*
bridgielee

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Posted: 13 Apr 2011, 11:12
Thank you for all your great advice!

I had a long "talk" with myself last night regarding my mindset-I am thinking that it could be a great deal of my problem. I can see my results and still feel better than EVER! I just have to keep on. Now and then we all get in a rut and having our lady parts gives us a one week disadvantage-sometimes up to two weeks lol.

Having this site with its motivating community really seems to help more than I can even express to my friends and family.

Things I will work on-
1. Stay Positive
2. Keep Calories Reasonable
3. Watch that sodium
4. MEASURE, MEASURE NOT WEIGH-and let my clothes be the judge-today's clothes are falling OFF ME-YAY-PROGRESS
5. Think lifestyle not diet, diet's a fixed time period. Lifestyle's forever.
6. KEEP YOUR FOCUS-LOOK FOR MOTIVATION WHEN NEEDED!



*Bridgielee*
gnat824

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Posted: 13 Apr 2011, 11:47
Sounds like you've got it figured out, Bridgielee. The one thing I would add is: Have Patience! Things don't always happen as quickly as we'd like them to, but if you follow your plan, they WILL happen eventually. Don't let the lack of instant gratification throw you of course! Smile
- Natalie
bridgielee

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Posted: 13 Apr 2011, 12:15
LMAO-Patience --what the heck are you talking about-are you speaking a foreign language!?!?!

I am a very impatient person. I can accept that it won't happen overnight only because what else can i do. lol

Considering I don't want to put it back on I have to just keep doing what I have been and watch the progress. Remember my life's not a 2 hr movie and it can take awhile.

*Bridgielee*
jhkoenig

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Posted: 13 Apr 2011, 12:55
The scale just provides a number that does not define you. You are doing this for your health and happiness, not some number. Who invented pounds, anyway. Shouldn't we get to vote?

Stick with it because you're worth it. The scale doesn't get an opinion!
--John
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kiaraj314

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Posted: 13 Apr 2011, 12:56
I like that! Very Happy
mikecontos

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Posted: 13 Apr 2011, 13:05
Looks like you have it covered now. 75 percent of this thing is mental!
Take it from me..Ive gone batty over the scale and been talked downby the good people here! I eat great, I exercise, I am building muscle, I drink plenty of water...so Im gonna let a scale tell me Im not healthy?? Not any more!!
Keep your chin up and dont starve yourself!
Do it now...tommorrow never comes!



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